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Helping a Nunnery in Tibet

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo has been helping the nuns in Laphag Nunnery  since 2006 by building simple dwellings on land provided near Khampagar Monastery in Tibet.  The nuns spent several months a year at these dwellings to receive teachings, then return to their nunnery for practice and retreat.

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Jetsunma's new book 'Into the Heart of Life'

Foreword by His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa

Into the Heart of LifeJetsunma Tenzin Palmo's new collection of teachings has been recently published by Snow Lion in the U.S. and Allen & Unwin in Australia. Into the Heart of Life offers a general audience the practical insights Jetsunma has gleaned from more than 40 years of engagement with Buddhist practice.

As Jetsunmna says in her Preface , 'This book comprises some of the talks that I have delivered over the years to audiences in the East and West who are united in the common challenge to make something meaningful of their lives …. This is not a book about esoteric practices or advanced methods of meditation. The contents of this book deal with ordinary practitioners concerned with translating Dharma instructions into an ongoing life experience.

"One of the true yoginis of our time, a woman who has dedicated her life to Buddhism...Tenzin Palmo's is a voice we need to hear, a woman who has fully experienced what she speaks about with an absolute honesty, delightful humor, and real insight."
— Tsultrim Allione, author of Feeding Your Demons

"Tenzin Palmo is one of the most genuine and accomplished of Western practitioners."
— Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart

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Senge Tsewai Tsoklay Chöd

ChodThis is a recording of the nuns of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery performing the Chöd ritual called The Lion's Play [Seng-ge rNam.par rTse.wa].

The practice of Chöd or "Cutting Through the Ego", was propagated in Tibet during the 11th century by the yogini Machig Labdrön and is basically a spiritual practice based on the Prajñaparamita or Perfection of Wisdom sutras. It combines specific tantric visualisation with melodious chanting to the beat of the Chöd drums.

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Welcome Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives

We are very pleased to announce that U.S. supporters of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery can now receive a tax benefit for their donations. To receive this benefit, U.S. supporters should make their donations through Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives , a U.S. not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization inspired by the mission and purposes of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and DGL Nunnery. Kindly go to www.dglinitiatives.org for more information or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.